Mardi Letson

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15 Warwick Place 28804

Mardi grew up on a small farm in Marion, North Carolina, surrounded by chickens, berry brambles, gardens and horse pastures, all tucked in a little valley in Pisgah National Forest. So began her love of the earth's natural beauty and diversity.

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Mardi brings her longtime interests in art, horticulture, and the natural world to the discipline of garden design.


Mardi received degrees in art history from Davidson College and social work from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She studied art and architecture in London during college and later completed horticulture training at Haywood Community College.  She is a NC Certified Plant Professional and a NCLicensed Landscape Contractor. In 2019, she received a “Gold Award inResidential Design” from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.


She lives with her husband Kellett and her 16-year-old daughter Mary Wells on a small parcel within the city limits of Asheville, where she tends a kitchen and flower garden. 


Container Gardens

Winter Interest in the Garden

Gardening in Layers

Year-round Interest in the Garden

Sustainable Design

Gardens that Tell a Story


Asheville NC

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